Events calendar.

Author:Anderson, Tasha


21 Christmas Village

This is the sixth year of the arts and crafts show that allows both Alaskan-made and imported crafts. Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, various times,

31 Fire & Ice New Year's Eve Celebration

Sponsored by NECA/IBEW, this celebration features fire jugglers, silk acrobats, a light show, and live music. Town Square, begins at 5 p.m. with fireworks at 8 p.m.


21 Annual Lantern Walk

This traditional candle-lit procession celebrates winter solstice. Participants bring finger foods or desserts to share and can bring or borrow and lantern. There will be a bonfire and heated yurt to warm up. Children can register for classes that will take place December 14 and 21 to make lanterns for the walk. Eagle River Nature Center, walk is at 6 p.m.


6-7 Holiday Art Bazaar

This annual bazaar features local artists and their works which relate to Alaska, its lands, its people, and its history. Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

13 The Manhattan Transfer

This Grammy-winning vocal group performs doo-wop, jazz, Latin, and pop/rock in four part harmonies. Fairbanks Concert Association, 8 p.m.


31 New Year's Even Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Display

Skiers and snowboarders hike up the slopes of Mount Alyeska with torches attached to bamboo poles, lighting the mountain. After the parade is one of the largest firework displays in Alaska. Alyeska Resort, 8 p.m.


7 Historic Fort William H. Seward Lights and Parade

The Snow Dragon Parade starts on Main Street. At 5 p.m. sharp a great cannon goes off, the fort lights up, and then participants can follow the luminaries into the parade grounds for a Nativity tableau followed by a bonfire and weenie roast. Main Street.

13-14 Community Christmas Celebration

Activities include a candy/cookie contest, letter writing to and pictures with Santa, Mrs. Clause at the library for stories and songs, and holiday shopping. Various locations and times.


6-7 Sugar Plum Holiday Fair

This holiday gathering benefits the South Peninsula Special Olympics and includes food and handcrafts vendors and activities for children such as face painting or balloon tying. Homer United Methodist Church, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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